Next Referendum finalized...

For the third time, the Markesan School Board will seek voter's permission to exceed the state imposed revenue limit by a referendum that will appear on ballots in the August 12, 2014 primary election.

The new referendum is identical to the one that failed April 2 of this year by 101 votes, asking for $695,000 for each of the next four years.  The total amount $2,780,000.

CLICK HERE to see the referendum details on the Department of Public Instruction's website.  You can use the function on the site to bring up the entire history of Markesan Referendums.

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REFERENDUM DETAILS
  • The current, four year, $5.6 million referendum expires June 30, 2014.
  • The Markesan School Board will present a new referendum to voters in the August 12, 2014 election that will replace the former referendum.
  • The new referendum will ask for $695,000 annually for each of four years, 2014 through 2018, and will total $2.78 million.
  • In April of 2013 a $3.76 million referendum asking for $940,000 per year for 2014 through 2018 was defeated by a two thirds margin.  In April, 2014 a $2.78 million referendum asking for $695,000 per year for 2014 through 2018 was defeated by 101 votes.


    HISTORY OF SCHOOL REFERENDUMS

    Vote Date Amount Yes No Result Purpose Duration Amount
    04/07/98 $500,000 826 696 Passed Operating Costs









    04/07/98 $9,900,000 843 702 Passed Building Debt









    11/07/06 $3,000,000 1763 1020 Passed Operating Costs 2007-2008 $1,000,000

    2008-2009 $1,000,000
    2009-2010 $1,000,000








    04/04/06 $2,700,000 646 757 Failed Operating Costs 2006-2007 $900,000

    2007-2008 $900,000
    2008-2009 $900,000








    04/06/10 $5,600,000 1103 1023 Passed Operating Costs 2010-2011 $1,400,000

    2011-2012 $1,400,000
    2012-2013 $1,400,000
    2013-2014 $1,400,000








    04/02/13 $3,760,000 582 1089 Failed Operating Costs 2014-2015 $940,000

    2015-2016 $940,000
    2016-2017 $940,000
    2017-2018 $940,000








    04/01/14 $2,780,000 766 867 Failed Operating Costs 2014-2015 $695,000






    2015-2016 $695,000
    2016-2017 $695,000
    2017-2018 $695,000








    08/12/14 $2,780,000 ? ? ? Operating Costs Same as above